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Issue #64, Summer 2017

In Creative Nonfiction #64: “Adaptation,” writers search for new normals. From the eroding shores of Georgia’s barrier islands to the national parks of Alaska to the suburbs sprawling into the Arizona desert, we try to keep up—personally, politically, scientifically—with our rapidly changing world.

Plus, how other forms, including performance art and handiwork, are influencing creative nonfiction; Beth Ann Fennelly writes “micro-memoir”; Nicole Walker sees the braided essay as a form of political resistance; tiny truths; and more.

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What's the Story #64 Lee Gutkind

There’s something about focusing on the basics that can inspire innovation and transformation read more

The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action Nicole Walker

The braided essay may be the perfect form for our times read more

Online Reading

Teaching, Writing, and Reflecting

Margaret Downey

A conversation with the winner of CNF’s "How We Teach" essay contest more

The Ink that Binds

Sheryl St. Germain

Could requiring community service help creative writing MFA programs become less elitist? more


What I Didn't Know

Edited by Lee Gutkind

A collection of riveting, funny, inspirational, and sometimes shocking stories that provide real insight into the hearts and minds of those who teach and those who have been taught. more


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